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  Basin - LoveToKnow 1911
Some of the better known geological basins in England are, the London basin, a shallow trough or syncline of Tertiary, Cretaceous and Jurassic rocks; the Hampshire basin, of similar formations; and the numerous coal basins, e.g.
Strictly speaking, a structural basin is formed of rock beds which exhibit a centroclinal dip; an elongated narrow syncline or trough is not a basin.
Lakes sometimes occupy basins that have been caused by the removal in solution of some of the more soluble constituents (rock salt, andc.) in the underlying strata; occasionally lake basins have been formed directly by crustal movements.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Basin   (288 words)

 Drainage basin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A drainage basin is the area within the drainage basin divide (yellow outline), and drains the surface runoff and river discharge (blue lines) of a contiguous area.
Each drainage basin is separated topographically from adjacent basins by a ridge, hill or mountain, which is known as a water divide or sometimes a watershed (in those parts of the world where the drainage basin itself is not called a watershed).
drainage basin is a logical unit of focus for studying the movement of water within the hydrological cycle, because the majority of water that discharges from the basin outlet originated as precipitation falling on the basin.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Drainage_basin   (1085 words)

 Lunar Orbiter:  Impact Basin Geology
The Cordillera Mountains are regarded as the rim of the basin, defining the basin's 930-kilometer diameter.
The Imbrium Basin is the largest basin on the nearside of the Moon, with a diameter of 1160 kilometers (the South Pole-Aitken Basin on the farside is twice as large).
Material ejected by the formation of an impact basin is generally redeposited in the region outside the basin.
www.lpi.usra.edu /expmoon/orbiter/orbiter-basins.html   (1487 words)

The shape and size of basins are mainly determined by the land slope, the soil type, the available stream size (the water flow to the basin), the required depth of the irrigation application and farming practices.
Basin dimensions are chosen to be some multiple of the width of the machines so as to use the equipment as efficiently as possible.
The part of the basin near the field channel is always in contact with the irrigation water longer than the opposite side of the basin.
www.fao.org /docrep/s8684e/s8684e03.htm   (3087 words)

 Cedar River Basin and Nonpoint Pollution Action Plan
The river drains an elongated basin of 188 square miles that extends westward from the crest of the Cascades to the southern shore of Lake Washington in the City of Renton.
The basin planning area extends from the Landsburg Dam to the river mouth in Renton, a 66 square mile area encompassing both the northern and southern plateaus and the mainstem valley.
Basin residents have the opportunity to correct existing water quality problems in the basin and take preventive steps to reduce the impacts of new development on the water quality of the Cedar River and Lake Washington.
dnr.metrokc.gov /wlr/BASINS/cedarpln.htm   (2825 words)

 Nile Basin Countries
Most of the population live within the Basin, primarily within a narrow strip along the Nile and in the delta area where population density is high.
While rainfall in the Nile Basin portion of the country is relatively high, it is highly seasonal and confined to a four month period, while the remainder of the year is dry.
Rwanda is the country with the highest population density in the Nile Basin.
www.worldbank.org /afr/nilebasin/countries.htm   (820 words)

 Potomac Basin Facts
The Basin lies in five geological provinces: the Appalachian Plateau, the Ridge and Valley, Blue Ridge, Piedmont Plateau, and Coastal Plain.
The majority of the Basin's land area is covered by forests at 57.6% of the land area.
The population of the Basin is approximately 5.35 million (2000 Census).
www.potomacriver.org /about_potomac/basin-facts.htm   (539 words)

 BASIN: More About Basin
For BASIN to live up to its potential as a community resource and become sustainable beyond the pilot project phase (which is completed at the end of December, 2000) we need your participation.
Accept our invitation to become involved with BASIN and help us as we explore what it means to have a liveable, sustainable community.
BASIN is a community project actively seeking public participation.
bcn.boulder.co.us /basin/main/about.html   (580 words)

 World Water Assessment Programme | Case Studies | Senegal River Basin, Guinea Mali Mauritania
The basin has three distinct parts: the upper basin, which is mountainous, the valley, and the delta, which is a source of biological diversity and wetlands.
Today, irrigation is the motor of development in the basin, notably in the valley and in the delta, due not only to improved technology, but also to the wider variety of produce grown (rice, onions, tomatoes, potatoes, sweet potatoes).
Fishing, in terms of the income of the work force that it employs, is undoubtedly the largest economic activity in the basin after agriculture, notably for populations living near the river in the valley and the delta.
www.unesco.org /water/wwap/case_studies/senegal_river/index.shtml   (1797 words)

 Friends of the Willunga Basin
The physical geographic boundaries to the area known as the Willunga Basin are the Sellicks Hill Range to the South and East [often referred to as the Willunga Escarpment] and the Southern slopes of the Onkaparinga Gorge to the North; the North-Easternmost point being in the vicinity of Bakers Gully.
The Willunga Basin forms part of the Fleurieu Peninsular and is often referred to as the natural "Gateway to the Fleurieu", being separated from the Southern Fleurieu by the Sellicks Hill Range.
The name "Willunga Basin" has emerged over the past ten years from being a simple geographic term defining the limits of a specific hydrological catchment area, to become a strong cultural definition of a community of rural villages south of Adelaide, the capital of South Australia.
www.angelfire.com /country/willungabasin/index.html   (1083 words)

 Vicious Venues: Dragonsbreath Basin
Outdoors, the basin might be housed in a decaying stone building with a massive central dome or vault.
Dragonsbreath basin is in reality the grave of a great gold wyrm that literally melded itself into the landscape at the moment of death.
The basin was once a round pool lined with a low stone wall, but the acidic waters of the pool have eaten way most of the wall, letting the waters spread over the chamber.
www.wizards.com /default.asp?x=dnd/vv/20030726a   (2234 words)

Basin Recreation is working to implement a public participation program on trails for ongoing trail maintenance and trail concerns.
The Snyderville Basin is home to many unique resources including riparian areas – the green vegetated areas on each side of streams and creeks.
The Snyderville Basin Special Recreation District, also known as Basin Recreation, is committed to providing community park facilities and non-motorized trails to residents of the Snyderville Basin.
www.basinrecreation.com /trails.html   (1389 words)

 Vermont Water Quality Planning Section -
It concentrates on issues of basin importance where cooperation among municipalities, private organizations and branches of state government can be effective in protecting, restoring or enhancing water quality.
A Basin Plan must be considered in the issuance of permits by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
Every five years, in conjunction with the preparation of a Basin Plan, the regional and municipal plans associated with the basin will be reviewed to determine their consistency with "essential water protection elements" and to identify any potential conflicts or deficiencies with regard to proposed basin planning recommendations.
www.anr.state.vt.us /dec/waterq/planning/htm/pl_basinplan.htm   (1152 words)

 Upper Rock River Basin - WDNR
The basin is bounded on the east by the Niagara escarpment and the eastern terminal moraine, formed by the Green Bay lobe during the last glaciated period in Wisconsin.
The largest water features in the basin are the Rock River, the Crawfish River, the Beaver Dam River, Horicon Marsh, Beaver Dam Lake, Lake Sinissippi and Oconomowoc Lake.
The primary water quality problems in impoundments the Upper Rock River Basin, excessive growth of algae, reduced dissolved oxygen levels, and poor water clarity (turbidity), are caused by agricultural and urban polluted runoff, which contribute thousands of tons of sediment and nutrients to surface waters annually.
www.dnr.state.wi.us /org/gmu/uprock   (1318 words)

 Newark Basin Text
The gentler side of the triangle is the "floor" of the basin, and separates rift-basin sediments from rocks that pre-date the formation of the basin.
Strata within the basin generally dip to the northwest, although strata are subhorizontal adjacent to the border fault, where the seismic line crosses a fold.
Thus, the lacustrine strata in the Richmond basin represent a humid end member, the lacustrine strata in the Fundy basin represent an arid end member, and the lacustrine strata in the Newark basin are intermediate between the two end members.
geology.rutgers.edu /103web/Newarkbasin/NB_text.html   (5196 words)

 Copper Basin Tennessee
The Copper Basin is found near the junctions of Tennessee, North Carolina, and Georgia.
The formations of the Basin tend to dip to the southeast.
The mining of the Copper Basin ores was a magnet for people to come into the area during the early days.
www.gamineral.org /copperbasin.htm   (3198 words)

 WoW -> PvP -> Battlegrounds -> Arathi Basin General Info
The Basin itself is rich with resources and coveted by both the Horde and the Alliance.
The Forsaken Defilers and the League of Arathor have arrived at Arathi Basin to wage war over these natural resources and claim them on behalf of their respective sides.
The five spots up for grabs are the smithy in the middle of the Basin, the stables near the Alliance base, the farm near the Horde base, the gold mine in the northeast of the map, and the lumber mill in the southwest.
www.worldofwarcraft.com /pvp/battlegrounds/info-arathi.html   (513 words)

 Basin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Drainage basin, a hydrological basin or catchment basin, a region of land where water drains downhill into a specified body of water
Structural basin, in geology, referring to the basin-shaped warping of underlying bedrock in a region
Basin, or dock (maritime), used for the reception of boats, in which the water level is maintained; also called a tidal basin or canal basin
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Basin   (246 words)

The aim of the cooperation was to provide information and advice on appropriate building technology and to create links with know-how resources and experts around the world for all those in need of relevant information.
The services of BASIN include technology transfer among partner countries, capacity building through conferences and workshops, support for small- and medium-sized enterprises and hands-on research and development.
An important goal of BASIN is to offer its customers individually designed support with a wide range of knowledge assembled from the long-term experience of the partner organisations.
www.gtz.de /basin   (196 words)

 ESA - Mars Express - Northern rim of Hellas basin
The scenes show a portion of the northern region of the Hellas basin at 29° S latitude and 68° E longitude.
The basin floor is frost-covered in the Martian winter and appears bright even in Earth-based telescope observations.
These HRSC images show the basin rim, which is strongly dissected by elliptical and concave features, running north-west to south-east, as well as several small impact craters.
www.esa.int /export/SPECIALS/Mars_Express/SEMB5UL26WD_0.html   (310 words)

 World Water Assessment Programme | Case Studies | Chao Phraya River Basin, Thailand
The division of the basin into prosperous north and south and poor middle is reflected in socio-economic conditions.
Over 90% of the area of the Basin is either used for agriculture or covered with forest, with the proportions of these land uses being roughly equal.
Groundwater consumption is more acute during the dry season and in drought years for land preparation, crop needs in the early part of the wet season and as a supplementary source of water for farms located at the tail-end of distribution canals.
www.unesco.org /water/wwap/case_studies/chao_phraya/index.shtml   (3203 words)

An extra-thick copper basin rests in its wrought-iron stand, safely burning wood or charcoal.
Fountain and basin are handcrafted of solid antiqued copper that will weather to...
Bottom basin is 13-1⁄2” in dia.; fountain is 22” tall overall when assembled.
www.improvementscatalog.com /home/diy/01080-Basin.html   (228 words)

 Nile Basin Initiative: Overview
The Nile River Basin serves as home to an estimated 160 million people within the boundaries of the Basin, while almost twice that number, roughly 300 million live within the ten countries that share the Nile waters.
Today, the Basin is characterized by poverty, instability, rapid population growth, environmental degradation and frequent natural disasters.
The NBI is comprised of a Council of Ministers of Water Affairs of the Nile Basin (Nile-COM), a Technical Advisory Committee (Nile-TAC), and a Secretariat (Nile-SEC) located in Entebbe, Uganda.
www.worldbank.org /afr/nilebasin/overview.htm   (907 words)

 Basin Water, Inc   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Basin Water is a leading supplier of nitrate removal plants in the United States.
Basin Water's proprietary simulation software can accurately predict effluent quality, waste volume, and breakthrough curves - eliminating the need for lengthy and costly field testing.
Basin Water Announces Appointment of Michael Stark as President and Chief Operating Officer...
www.basinwater.com   (153 words)

 Arathi Basin - WoWWiki
Arathi Basin is a battleground wherein the goal is to control locations on the map ("Resource Nodes").
Arathi Basin items are now available by spending honor accumulated and a varying amount of Arathi Basin Mark of Honor.
Arathi Basin is currently being tested by players on our Public Test Realm, and once testing is complete, it will be included in our next patch for World of Warcraft.
www.wowwiki.com /Arathi_Basin   (1974 words)

 Welcome to Basin Street Properties
Since joining Basin Street in 1994, he has directed the acquisition, financing and development of a broad range of office, industrial and retail properties throughout Basin Street’s core geographic markets.
Jon is responsible for all financial aspects of the company including debt and equity financing of the company’s acquisition and development projects, accounting and financial reporting.
Paul became General Counsel for Basin Street Properties in February 2003, and is responsible for managing the legal affairs of the company and land entitlements.
www.basin-street.com /about/team.shtml   (404 words)

 Great Basin / High Desert - Ecoregions - Sierra Club
Left behind was a vast, arid, high-elevation basin, with deep canyons and steep, north/south-trending mountain ranges, piercingly cold in winter and blisteringly hot in summer.
Fleet-footed pronghorns are a notable exception, as are raptors: golden eagles, red-tailed hawks, goshawks, peregrine and prairie falcons, harriers, kestrels, and even bald eagles sweep the skies of this sere landscape.
To make sure all wilderness is properly managed, the Club is pressing BLM and Forest Service agents to become more forceful and conscientious land stewards, despite still resistance from miners who currently have free run of the public domain, and from ranchers who feed on the largesse of government grazing subsidies.
www.sierraclub.org /ecoregions/greatbasin.asp   (571 words)

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